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Mike Olt. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Emma: Olt’s Future Clear Of Concern

Mike Olt has a renewed belief and confidence with his vision problems behind him.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija’s Days In Chicago Growing Short

As the days get longer and spring evolves into summer, a shorter view of time is in the baseball mirror of Cub starter Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty images)

Baffoe: Chicago Baseball Is Beautiful And Unfair

Before the rainbow, there must be rain. And it’s raining right now on Chicago baseball.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija’s Future Cloudy As Blue Jays, Others Pursue Him

Fifteen scouts were in attendance to watch Samardzija work Thursday, a sign a trade is perhaps on the way.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

Cubs Send Many Top Prospects To Minor League Camp

Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler were among those sent down.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

New Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz. (Getty Images)

Spiegel: Your Glorious Day At Cubs Park In Mesa

Cubs Park is a glimpse of the bigger dream for Theo Epstein and Co.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2014

Ted Lilly. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Name Ted Lilly As Special Assistant To President/General Manager

Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly will work under Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Epstein: Cubs Not Interested In Cookies Because They’re ‘Cooking The Whole Meal’

Cubs president Theo Epstein won’t rush prospects to the majors just to whet the appetites of fans.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Manager Renteria A Happy Mystery

All we know is Rick Renteria is an optimist — which may be all the Cubs need.

670 The Score–02/26/2014

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Who’s The Real Starlin Castro?

After a disappointing 2013 season, 2014 looms large for Starlin Castro.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2014

Rocky Wirtz, left, with President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Who Are Chicago’s Most Powerful Sports Figures?

Wins often equate to power in sports, but that’s not all.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Epstein Sees ‘Tremendous Progress’ Amid Cubs’ Struggles

The young hitters give reason for hope, but quality young arms aren’t arriving anytime soon.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Who’s Been Naughty And Nice In Chicago Sports This Year?

Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).

670 The Score–12/24/2013

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Samardzija Worth More To Someone Else

Many believe/hope the Cubs compete for a playoff spot in 2015. With that actually being pretty unrealistic it’s the wrong time not to shop a soon to be 29 year old starting pitcher.

670 The Score–11/14/2013

Ben Cherington and John Farrell.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Red Sox Show Cubs, White Sox The Way To Rebuild

This should give hope to both the White Sox and Cubs.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

Theo Epstein. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Ranked 5th Best Farm System, White Sox 25th

When Theo Epstein first took control of the Cubs in late 2011, one of his main priorities was to improve the team’s lackluster farm system.

670 The Score–10/28/2013

Theo Epstein. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Cubs’ Managerial Mess Is Their Own Creation

With Girardi’s unsurprising snub in mind, my concern is that by firing Dale Sveum a year before his contract ended, Theo Epstein & Co. have really stepped in it.

10/12/2013

Theo Epstein. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baker’s Dozen: Theo Needs A Home Run With Next Hire

To his credit, Theo Epstein has never claimed to be the smartest guy in the room, let alone in baseball.

670 The Score–10/10/2013

Manny Acta. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Manny Acta On Cubs Interview: ‘Let The Process Play Out’

Former Indians manager Manny Acta reportedly interviewed for the Cubs managerial position Monday.

670 The Score–10/08/2013

Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Awarding Hawk Harrelson & Hiring Susannah Collins

In order to last 29 years in the booth like Hawk has, you have to be doing something right.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

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